Five things to know this Wednesday morning:
1.) MOD Pizza officially opens today at the Promenade with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:45 a.m.
The pizza chain operates similar to Subway, with customers choosing their own toppings before their pizzas are cooked in super-hot ovens.
2.) The Downey Chamber is hosting a financial workshop at 11:30 a.m. at Frantone's.
The topic is "Making Your Money Grow: Personally and Professionally." Admission is $20 (cash only) and includes lunch.
You must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 923-2191.
3.) The City Council is exploring the possibility of a ballot measure to raise the local sales tax. Reaction has been exceedingly negative (but remember that people who support a sales tax increase aren't likely to be as vocal as those who oppose it).
4.) Downey High School's KIWINS are hosting a fundraiser all day today at Wingstop. Buy some food, show the cashier this flier, and 15% of your bill will go to Kiwanis' Project Eliminate, which provides vaccinations to mothers in third-world countries.
5.) An unnamed Downey supermarket with full liquor license is for sale. Asking price: $899,000.